Sunday, June 17, 2012

Rachel's Legal!

3rd times the charm apparently.  Rachel earned her Drivers License the first week of June.  She was so excited.  That wore off a bit when she realized she now gets to pay for insurance, gas, etc.  But, she's a happy girl.  And, Mom is happy not to be driving Rachel everywhere, and to have someone to run errands for her.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Our Cruise to Alaska

Rachel and Mom, along with Grandma Jackie, had a great time on our cruise to Alaska.  We were escorting a group of 55 people and loved making new friends and seeing the beauty of Alaska.

On our way to Seattle

Rachel gets goofy late at night - we had a late flight!

Day 1:  8am - fire alarm goes off - yep this was real!
We grabbed what we could and headed towards the exit. 

We love firemen!

Firemen at our hotel

Resetting the elevators!

Rachel and cousin Leona

Gum Wall - Seattle

Rachel at the Gum Wall - donating!

Rachel in Seattle

Rachel in front of the first ever Starbucks - Seattle

Rachel and Uncle Adam - trying on hats

Rachel - getting on board our ship

Our ship, Holland Oosterdam

Rachel showing off our room

Rachel on the balcony

Mom and Rachel

On our balcony as we sail away from Seattle

Sailing out of Seattle

Rachel - Club Hal - Dancing

Rachel - Juneau

Rachel - Juneau

Rachel - after eating at the Red Dog Saloon - these are the saloon doormen

Friends Rachel made onboard

Brittany - Rachel's new friend (also from Phoenix area)

Club Hal - counselor Kate

Elton John impersonator

Lumberjacks - Log Rolling

Eagles were everywhere - beautiful.

Endicott Glacier

Tracy Arm Fjord

Tender Boats

Sailing towards Endicott Glacier

On the tender boat into Sitka

Sitka, Alaska - Canoe

Sitka - Rachel and Grandma

Sitka, Alaska - St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church/Father

Our ship behind Rachel

Rachel holding the lighthouse

Rachel and Grandma

Rachel - Pina Colada on our balcony

Watching for whales from our balcony

Lumberjacks in Ketchikan

Rachel and her lumberjacks

Waterfall in the Fjord


Our waiter with Baked Alaska

Space Needle

After our cruise, we met Paula and the kids in Seattle, went to the Aquarium and then Red Robin

Cordale was really enjoying this root beer float